Live & Local will be bringing a stunning line-up of theatre, dance, music and family shows to Derbyshire this autumn and winter.
Piano Divas, presented by Chesterfield’s Wendy Kirkland Quartet, is a tribute to the very best female jazz pianist-singers, including one of its unsung heroes: Kirkland herself. She is at Breadsall Memorial Hall on October 13 and at Kirk Langley Village Hall in February.
Keeping the art of silent film music alive, soundtrack group Minima’s superb live soundscape perfectly captures the mood of Alfred Hitchcock’s atmospheric 1926 masterpiece The Lodger: A Story Of The London Fog, about the hunt for a Jack the Ripper-style killer in London. You can see it at Kirk Langley Village Hall on October 19 at 7.30pm. For tickets call 07563 531811.
With top-class musicianship and brilliant entertainment, Moscow Drug Club play an intoxicating mix of 1930s Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, Nuevo Tango and Gypsy Campfire music. Catch them at Brackenfield Church on November 1.
Pentabus Theatre Company brings a darkly comic romp through 24 hours in the life of a Norfolk village (The Tale Of Little Bevan) to the stage at New Mills and Great Longstone in November.
Heanor Baptist Church will welcome upcoming Nottingham-based dance company Next Door Dance with The Beautiful Game, their inventive, playful, laugh-out-loud funny ode to football fanatics across the country, on November 14. They will also be at Melbourne Assembly Rooms in March.
Spiltmilk Dance celebrates some of the most memorable moments from some of the biggest movies of the last 80 years with their two-woman comedy-sketch-singalong-cabaret-dance show Desert Island Flicks which will be at Biggin Village Hall on November 24 and West Hallam Village Hall in March.
Kiriki Club brings a raw, energetic performance style to a captivating blend of vintage 1950s R&B and exotic sounds from around the world to Tansley in November and Crich in January.
The Gypsy-inspired acoustic chamber jazz quartet Latchepen play high quality, exciting instrumental music and will be at St Leonards Mission Church at Spital in Chesterfield in March.
Described by Stephen Fry as ‘quite remarkable musicians’, Faith and Branko Ristic (Faith i Branko) will take audiences at Melbourne, Winster and Dronfield on a journey from elegant Balkan Romani laments to exuberant old folk-dance ‘kolos’ with their show Roma Tales.
Get ready to party Punjabi-style as RSVP Bhangra bring their bombastic performance style and groove-heavy tunes to Tideswell in January.
Bhangra is dance music which melds traditional Punjabi songs and drumming with electronic rhythms, creating a modern twist on old Indian and Pakistani celebratory performance.
Making a Live & Local premiere will be Last Chance Saloon with Sherlock Holmes & The Blue Carbuncle / Curse Of The Mummy, a laugh-out-loud double bill of spoof comedy shows. They can be seen at North Wingfield Resource Centre in December.
For details of all the season’s shows and where you can get tickets go to http://www.liveandlocal.org.uk